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defending champion Boris Becker in a sentence

1. He reached his second Grand Slam final of the year at the US Open, defeating defending champion Boris Becker in the semi-finals.

2. His end-of-year singles ranking was No. 28. In 1992, McEnroe defeated third-ranked and defending champion Boris Becker in the third round of the Australian Open 6–4, 6–3, 7–5 before a sell-out crowd.

3. In the final of Munich, Sláva Doseděl defeated Moyá, 6–4, 4–6, 6–3. In 1997, Moyá reached his first Grand Slam final at the Australian Open, defeating defending champion Boris Becker in the first round, Jonas Björkman in the fourth round, and world no. 3 Michael Chang in the semifinals in straight sets, before losing in straight sets to Pete Sampras.

4. He won his first ATP singles title in Rotterdam later that year, and ended 1985 ranked just outside the world's top 10. He consolidated his position as a world class player in 1986, beating rising Stefan Edberg in straight sets at Wimbledon, before losing to defending champion Boris Becker in the quarterfinals.

5. Stefan Edberg defeated the defending champion, Boris Becker, in the final, 6–2, 6–2, 3–6, 3–6, 6–4 to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1990 Wimbledon Championships.

6. The men's field was headlined by World No. 1, Australian Open champion, Milan, Toronto indoor, 1989 Key Biscayne winner Ivan Lendl, Brussels titlist, US Open and Wimbledon defending champion Boris Becker and Australian Open finalist, Indian Wells winner Stefan Edberg.